Video: Why Nutrition & Exercise Alone Doesn’t Cut It! // NITK’s 5 Fundamentals for Health

NITK's 5 FUNDAMENTALS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH....why nutrition & exercise alone won't cut it!

Finally, I’m back on it with my videos!

While I do try my best to be consistent, videos tend to take a little more time and planning than my recipe posts so as much as I want to make more videos, I think it will take me a while to get into the groove! I hope in the meantime you enjoy these little videos once in a while for a change of pace on the blog!

Today I’m talking about something that’s been a great tool in my practice for the overall success of my clients and in my own health. As a Nutritionist I’ve learnt a lot through the experience I’ve gained from working with hundreds of clients and that experience is what has helped me shape the ‘5 Fundamentals’ waterfall tier I’m talking about in the video!

You see… so often when we want to address/change/improve our health we dive straight into nutrition and exercise, and while those two are incredibly important, some other very fundamental aspects of our health can be ignored and it can cause our efforts to go unrewarded which can be very defeating and frustrating.

So, check out today’s video and find out about the 5 Fundamentals for Optimal Health and WHY nutrition & exercise alone just won’t cut it! 

Video Highlights:

0:10 – What I’m talking about!

0:36 – Where to put in your effort BEFORE Nutrition & Exercise.

1:15 – What are the ‘5 Fundamentals For Optimal Health’?

1:50 – How is stress affecting your health?

2:50 – How is sleep affecting your health?

3:40 – How is digestion affecting your health?

4:15 – Why health improvement should actually feel relatively easy!

5:30 – Final Remarks.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on my 5 Fundamentals and how addressing certain areas of your health before nutrition & exercise has helped you with your overall progress! Leave a comment and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos in the future on health and nutrition and recipes as well!

Have an amazing Sunday!


Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Stress ultimate affects how you view nutritiona fm exercise! You eat way more, workout more to compensate or workout less, hence ruining your progress and just making you even more insecure and stressed out! You have to put mental health before everything, even if that means taking a break and stepping out of your comfort zone.

    • I 100% agree!! It’s such a sabotage of overall health when those stress levels are high which is why it definitely needs to be targeted first!

  • Hi Christal,

    Great video touching on the big 5 areas that impact on peoples health, I am finding that tunning into my body and really feeling what is happening and listening to my body is a good marker to check for stress or if racy.

    • Thanks so much Kerrie! Being in tune with your body is so important, so many people walk around like they are just heads resting on a foreign body that they have no connection with!

  • Great video – I think this is so important to realize since many people go straight to nutrition and exercise and forget about these other important factors when trying to get themselves healthy. Definitely a good reminder for me to focus on my stress, sleep, and digestion!

    • Thanks so much for the comment Michelle! Yes, from the years in my nutrition practice so far I’ve really found this to be so true! I always need the reminder myself as well! 😉

  • Thank you so much for leaving this video. I thought it brought up some great points. My question is specifically tied to digestion. If I know that is the problem, how do I go about solving the problem? Do you have resources or blogs that you can point me to that outline steps to tackling digestion problems?